Lady GaGa won eight categories at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles (September 13). Wearing a number of garish outfits during the evening, Gaga’s awards included Video Of The Year, Best Female, Best Female Video and Best Dance Video, all of which were awarded for ‘Bad Romance’.
George Michael has been jailed for eight weeks over driving and drug offences. The singer, 47, who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving under the influence of cannabis in August, appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court in London today for sentencing.
Muse kicked off the opening night (September 10) of their double residency at Wembley Stadium by flying a giant UFO over the crowd. The Teignmouth trio have already attracted much attention with their giant inflatable prop in Europe after previously forcing Slayer off MTV Europe at Germany’s Rock AM Ring festival.
Queens Of The Stone Age have announced details of the re-release of their debut album. The group’s 1998 self-titled studio effort is due out on double LP on November 26 and on CD on December 7, reports Blabbermouth.net.
Michael Jackson’s mother is suing the promoter behind his proposed 50-date residency in London. The singer was scheduled to play the mammoth run of ‘This Is It’ dates at the O2 Arena, when he died last year (June 25).
50 Cent has reportedly landed a one-off cameo in EastEnders. The rapper is apparently a huge fan of the show thanks to Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, who introduced him to the soap.
The Drums’ Adam Kessler has quit the band. The group confirmed that the guitarist has left them in a post on Thedrums.com.
My Chemical Romance’s forthcoming fourth studio album looks likely to be named ‘Danger Days: True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys’, after details of its released appeared on retail site HMV.co.uk. Although the band have yet to officially confirm the record’s title and release date, the site lists the record in their pre-order section with a UK release date slated for November 22.
The Libertines reunion has been crowned 2010’s Defining Festival Moment by NME readers taking part in our annual Festival Survey. Voters were polled on a range of topics relating to this year’s festival season, and the results have been published in full in this week’s issue of NME, which is available on UK newsstands now, or available digitally worldwide right now.
Bob Marley’s family have lost a battle with Universal Music Group (UMG) over the ownership of five of the late singer’s albums. The legend’s wife and sons had accused UMG of intentionally withholding royalties from their Fifty-Six Hope Road Music company, and sought millions in damages over the company’s alleged attempts to “exploit” his recordings.
Take That’s Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams reunited onstage for the first time in 15 years (September 12). The pair performed new single ‘Shame’ at the close of the Heroes Concert at London’s Twickenham Stadium, for a show set up to aid soldiers injured in the line of duty.
Jack White has announced that The Dead Weather’s new single, ‘Blue Blood Blues’ will be issued as a Triple Decker Record. Designed and trademarked by White, the Triple Decker Record sees the 12-inch version of the single embedded with a previously unreleased 7-inch vinyl, which can only be listened to once removed from inside the 12-inch record.
Interpol made their live return (September 15), playing their first UK show without former bass player Carlos Dengler. The band, who are expected to chart highly this weekend following the release of their fourth album ‘Interpol’ on Monday (September 13), played a Fly Presents… show at London’s Heaven – their first in the UK since headlining the Latitude Festival in 2008.
Doves have admitted they may never play another gig again after their forthcoming homecoming show at Manchester’s Warehouse Project next month. Guitarist Jez Williams said the gig on October 16 could be their last, after a heavy touring schedule which has seen the band tour two albums – 2009’s ‘Kingdom Of Rust’ and recent hits compilation ‘The Places Between: The Best Of Doves’.
Fleet Foxes have finished recording their new album, frontman Robin Pecknold has confirmed. Writing on the band’s Facebook page (September 16), Pecknold said the Seattle band are now due to fly to New York to begin mastering and mixing the as-yet-untitled record.
Duffy has announced details of her new album ‘Endlessly’. The singer has teamed up with the father of The Strokes’ guitarist Albert Hammond Jr for the follow-up to her Grammy Award-winning debut ‘Rockferry’, which has been recorded in London and New York over the past year.
Biffy Clyro’s US tour has been hit by visa problems – forcing singer Simon Neil to go solo for their first date in Boston (September 13). The band were set to kick off their American dates at Great Scott, but delays in Ben and James Johnston’s visas meant their frontman had to perform acoustically alone.
The Charlatans’ drummer Jon Brookes collapsed onstage (September 15) midway through the band’s gig at Philadelphia’s Johnny Brenda’s venue. Brookes keeled over early into the band’s set, and is said to have stopped breathing. He was initially tended to and resuscitated by a doctor who happened to be in the audience.
John Lennon’s killer Mark Chapman has explained why he fatally shot the former Beatle in 1980. Chapman, 55, who has been incarcerated at Attica Correctional Facility in New York state since being convicted of Lennon’s murder in 1981, told the parole board about his reasons for the shooting, reports BBC News.